Sports | Educational | Music | Theatre | Children | Art | Charity | Business | Misc « All Events This event has passed. Southend: 1914-1918 May 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm £5 Event Navigation « Roll of Honour Centenary The Royals Summer Fun Days 2018: Around The World » This lecture analyses the causes, developments and consequences of three themes in Southend’s history 100 years ago: women, air raids, and civilian detainees and POWs. We will examine how the role of women dramatically changed locally during the war years, from munitions work to driving trams. What were the perceptions at the time and were women applauded or ridiculed? The nature of aerial warfare will also be examined, the consequences on the ground, and the local developments that revolutionised warfare to this day. What happened to the “baby killers” and was the first blitz really a prelude for 1940? Finally, the 4900 civilian and military prisoners in Southend between 1914 and 1915 will be explored: the conditions in which they were housed and how the local population regarded them. + Google Calendar+ iCal Export Details Date: May 26 Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Cost: £5 Event Category: Educational Event Tags:Museums & Planetarium, Southend Museums Website: http://www.southendmuseums.co.uk/whats_on/event/Southend-1914-1918 Organiser Southend Museums Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.southendmuseums.co.uk/ Venue Beecroft Art Gallery Victoria Avenue Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 6EW United Kingdom + Google Map Phone: 01702 434449 Website: http://www.southendmuseums.co.uk/ Event Navigation « Roll of Honour Centenary The Royals Summer Fun Days 2018: Around The World » If you have an event you would like to see featured on the Events Calendar, please contact us with the event details and we will get back to you shortly.